Monday, August 25, 2008

Pattern Review - McCalls 5273



Here is another review on a pant pattern but this time a different silhouette. Meet Jilly - here she is wearing her fab new skinny leg pants - made using pattern McCalls 5273 - View B .
Jilly actually fell in love with Tessuti's Cotton/Polyamide/Metal/Elastane 'Wasson Grey' when it arrived in the store and knew that it needed to be made up into this style. They turned out so well, don't you think? And I really love the edgy iridescent look to this fabric.







Were there any alterations to the pattern? Of course there were! You would definitely need to alter a pattern, such as this one ,to get the fit just right for your shape.

Jilly cut out the size 10 - it was perfect on her hips (37")and high hip (32.5") but took in the side leg quite a bit , as she wanted them very slim. Jilly also lowered the crotch point (at the inside leg) at front and back by 1-1.5cm to add more length to the overall depth to the seat of the pants.

Jilly actually has very long legs but the finished length of this pant pattern (125cm) were super long - she shortened them by 10cm - she still wanted them to sit slightly bunched up at the hem (like in the image above - from Alexander Wang's collection - Fall 2008).



Well, overall I think these pants were well worth the fiddle, because they look fabulous!

9 comments:

  1. WOW! I really love them... I love skinny elastic pants, just so comfy. And the sheen of this fabric is to die for... Just great!

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  2. Great pants! I thought they were leather upon first look. Just fabulous!

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  3. I think a little more exercise to get rid of the last of the post baby wobbly bits and i could do with making a pair of these :)

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  4. An 'IT' pair of pants that look great and very of the moment.

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  5. Wow Jilly! Hot, hot, hot! You've done a great job.

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  6. Love those pants. I thought that fabric was leather too. Wish I had a skinny body to wear that style, guess I'll have to wait until "fat pants" come into fashion.

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  7. Wow! Jealousy has just taken a new form...what am I jealous of? That Jilly gets to shop at Tessuti in person, that she has legs that look fab in skinny pants or that she can pull together such an edgy outfit! I love the shoes as well.

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  9. I love your trousers and am searching the internet high and low for the McCalls M5273 pattern. I can't find it anywhere. Where did you get yours? Thank you xx

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